Botanic Name ~ Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana
Find a well-lit spot near a window, glass door or beneath a skylight. Palms will also absorb artificial light that's 40 to 50 centimetres above the foliage. A tell-tale sign your palm isn’t getting enough light are brown frond tips and leaf loss. Without enough light, your palms will also be more prone to disease.
As tropical plants, palms are designed to cope with heavy storms and torrential rain. That said, make sure they’re not drowning in water because they will rot. The soil should be moist but not wet. Empty the drainage saucer under the pot every time the water is drained through, as palms hate wet feet. While your palm is growing in spring and summer, water often and less in autumn and winter. When the weather is dry and hot, mist spray the foliage several times a day. This will keep it cool and also help deter pests.
Pot diameter – 30cm
Height – Approx 2.3 metres tall.